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Whether you’re just starting a fitness routine or looking to add a little variety to your exercise program, a YMCA personal trainer can help you to achieve your wellness goals.

Purchase a set of 4 personal training sessions during December and you’ll get a 5th session free!

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  • 4PLUS1PT60 (for 60-minute sessions)
  • 4PLUS1PT30 (for 30-minute sessions)

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Winter Program Registration

Begins December 8

Winter program registration will begin Saturday, December 8 for YMCA Facility Members. Open registration will begin Saturday, December 15.

Use the 2019 Winter/Spring Program Guide to explore what the Y has to offer you and your family.


Ringing in the Holidays

YMCA Christmas Events

Gather your loved ones and enjoy the holiday season at the Greater Joliet Area YMCA, where a spectacular series of Christmas festivities are planned across the area.

Smith Family YMCA (Joliet) – Santa’s Workshop
Saturday, December 8, 10 a.m.-Noon

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C.W. Avery Family YMCA (Plainfield) – An Evening with Santa
Friday, December 14, 6:30-8 p.m.

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Morris Community YMCA – A Morning with Santa (Held at Morris Grade School)
Saturday, December 15, 10-11:30 a.m.

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Galowich Family YMCA (Joliet) – A Very Grinch Christmas
Friday, December 21, 7-8:30 p.m.

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October 12, 2019

The Greater Joliet Area YMCA will be hosting a new black-tie fundraising event in fall 2019. The BE THE GOOD Gala will be held on Saturday, October 12, 2019, at the Bolingbrook Golf Club.

This elegant evening will celebrate charitable giving at the YMCA by showcasing the Y’s impact in our community and the generous donors who make the mission come to life each and every day. Funds raised from this event will benefit the Y’s scholarship assistance program, which helps to ensure that no one is turned away from the YMCA due to the inability to pay.

We look forward to sharing more information about this exciting event in the coming months. To learn more about the BE THE GOOD Gala, please contact Annual Giving Manager Brittney Halliday at (815) 729-9638, ext. 325 or via email at [email protected].

Joliet YMCA Named Top Workplace in Chicago Area

The Greater Joliet Area YMCA has been awarded a 2018 Top Workplaces honor by the Chicago Tribune. A three-time Top Workplace honoree, the Greater Joliet Area YMCA has been serving families in Will, Grundy and Kendall Counties for 90 years.

The Top Workplaces list is based solely on employee feedback gathered through a third-party survey administered by Energage, LLC (formerly WorkplaceDynamics), a leading provider of technology-based employee engagement tools. The anonymous survey measures several aspects of workplace culture, including alignment, execution, and connection, just to name a few.

“Top Workplaces is more than just recognition,” said Doug Claffey, CEO of Energage. “Our research shows organizations that earn the award attract better talent, experience lower turnover, and are better equipped to deliver bottom-line results. Their leaders prioritize and carefully craft a healthy workplace culture that supports employee engagement.”

“Being named a Top Workplace by the Chicago Tribune is a wonderful honor for our YMCA,” said President and CEO James Watts. “Our talented staff team is our greatest asset, and I am truly humbled to work alongside them each and every day. With the support of our volunteer leaders, we have worked very hard to build a staff culture where we can have fun and get a lot done while furthering the YMCA’s mission,” added Watts.

“Becoming a Top Workplace isn’t something organizations can buy,” Claffey said. “It’s an achievement organizations have worked for and a distinction that gives them a competitive advantage. It’s a big deal.”

The Y is one of the nation’s leading nonprofits, strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. A 501(c)(3) charitable organization, the Greater Joliet Area YMCA has nearly 500 full and part-time staff who work at four locations in Will and Grundy Counties.

Driven by its mission to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all, the Y brings families closer together, encourages good health, and fosters connections through fitness, sports, fun and shared interests. But, most importantly, its doors are open to everyone, regardless of age, income or background. At the Y, no one is ever turned away due to the inability to pay.

The Greater Joliet Area YMCA offers tremendous opportunities to make a difference. We invite you to join us in this amazing work—to develop your skills, to realize your leadership potential and to discover a career that is more than just a job.

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